SwRI Media Contacts

For more information about technical accomplishments, new facilities, new equipment, upcoming events at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), patents, inventions, or other news about our technical programs, contact the appropriate person in the table below. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

Department Contact
Public Relations & Communications Maria Stothoff, Assistant Director
(210) 522-3305
E-mail: mstothoff@swri.org
Areas of Technology Contact
Space Science & Engineering Maria Stothoff
(210) 522-3305
E-mail: mstothoff@swri.org
Mechanical Engineering
Signal Exploitation & Geolocation
Deborah Deffenbaugh
(210) 522-2046
E-mail: dsdeffenbaugh@swri.org
Applied Physics
Applied Power
Geosciences & Engineering
Robert Crowe
(210) 522-4630
E-mail: rcrowe@swri.org
Automotive Engineering
  • Engine, Emissions & Vehicle Research
  • Fuels & Lubricants Research
Rob Leibold
(210) 522-2258
E-mail: rleibold@swri.org
Automation & Data Systems Deb Schmid
(210) 522-2254
E-mail: dschmid@swri.org
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Fire Technology
Tracey M.S. Whelan
(210) 522-2256
E-mail: twhelan@swri.org

Communications Department

(210) 522-2257, action67@swri.org

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.